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Windows 7: This video won't play on my W7 PC but plays on my XP PC

24 Aug 2012   #21

Windows 7 x64

I started this thread with:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stanhilliard
I can play YouTube videos OK using Firefox, but here is a link that won't play on my laptop:
It turns out that I was mistaken. I thought I could play YouTube videos because I had played them the day before. But I was mistaken. I can't play any video's now. I have no way of knowing whether that was the case all along or I caused it because of some change I made during this discussion.

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24 Aug 2012   #22
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here is the result when I tested the link.
I run Windows 8
For IE, the video runs without issue.
For Firefox, initially won't run (screen said "sorry....."), but then it runs after disabling IDM Integration from within IDM Option setting (not from within firefox).

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25 Aug 2012   #23

Windows 7 x64

I don't have IDM, but I found solutions related to interactions between Flash and RealPlayer here:

Flash 11.3 doesn't load video in Firefox | Troubleshooting | Firefox Help

and here:

Videos won't play anymore • mozillaZine Forums

Stan Hilliard
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25 Aug 2012   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

In essence, Adobe Flash Player (the usual suspect) is not implicated at all in this particular scenario. Instead, RealPlayer, its plug-in, and its configuration setting (unmentioned throughout) was the source and solution.

BTW, I use VideoLANC as plug-in and never considered that as a source and solution. In my case, it was strictly permissions for the defenses built around my browser.
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 This video won't play on my W7 PC but plays on my XP PC

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